Landsberg Confirmed As NTSB Member


Bruce Landsberg, who is well known in GA circles thanks to 22 years with the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member and vice-chair of the NTSB. Landsberg was nominated to the position last September by the White House. He will serve two years as vice-chair, and his term as a member extends through 2022. “Bruce Landsberg is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate safety proponents our industry has ever seen,” said NBAA President Ed Bolen in a news release this week. “His expertise across several aspects of aviation safety will make him a valued addition to the NTSB.”

Landsberg, who lives in South Carolina, served as executive director and then president of the ASI, from 1992 to 2014. His depth of experience, serving alongside NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt, who worked as a pilot for 32 years, suggests the board will have a strong presence on aviation safety issues. “It’s both exciting and humbling to join this group,” Landsberg told AVweb last year. “I have worked with them for almost three decades. The mission hasn’t changed, just the organization, to help pilots and the traveling public get where they’re going — safely!”